Maria G. Velásquez
Pixley Connect Coordinator
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Maria G. Velásquez began coordinating the Computer Technology Center through the Pixley Connect Project in 2008. Maria helps communities to be advocates for themselves and their families by developing leadership skills and engaging in civic participation.
Her role includes offering a wide range of programs and services, from leadership development to computer literacy classes for youth and parents. Maria’s varied background includes many years of experience in community organizing and advocacy, social services, and training. Maria is from Visalia and works in Pixley.
Alvin G. Chavez
Digital Connectors Consultant
Alvin G. Chavez started as one of Pixley Connect's Digital Connectors Program, he was one of the students in the pilot program from July 2008 to March 2009. Having completed 72 hours of intensive training and 200+ hours as a Digital Connector Ambassador, he volunteered his time to the Pixley Connect Program. He was chosen to represent the Digital Connectors in the Pixley Connect Advisory Committee.
In January, he was chosen by his colleagues to represent the Pixley Digital Connectors in the bring IT home California 21st Century Community: Cutler-Orosi Inauguration Ceremony in Orosi. In March, he was chosen by Pixley Connect to consult and train the 2nd class of Digital Connectors, and has since dedicated himself into keeping this program running with the help of his coordinator Maria G. Velásquez . In May, he and one of his colleagues were chosen to represent the Pixley Digital Connectors at the Great Valley Center Conference on May 6-8 in Sacramento, CA.